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Doctor insights on: Bcaa Supplements For Thyroid People

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Should i take vitamin d or any other supplement or anything for thyroidism?

Vitamin D won't help: If you truly have hypothyroidism the treatment is to take thyroid hormone prescribed by a doctor who has reviewed your thyroid test results. Vitamin d is not the treatment for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

What supplement/s to cover adrenal and thyroid support is the best?

Why supplements?: Your thyroid and adrenals are precisely regulated by the pituitary and other factors. If your thyroid and adrenal are functioning normally, then you don't need supplements, and they will not help you. If your thyroid or adrenals are underactive, then you need to take hormone replacement. Best done by a doctor who knows about this (eg. An endocrinologist). Not someone who sells his own supplement. ...Read more

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Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

Would it be okay to take thyroid booster supplement?

No: There are no thyroid boosters, they just "boost" the money out of your pocket and into theirs. Your thyroid doesn't need a boost. If it doesn't function properly there is real and legitimate medication to fix it. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which type of diet supplement is safe with thyroid meds?

Practically anything: Just remember, don't take anything for at least 30 minutes after your thyroid dosing - no vitamins, no milks, no prescriptions, etc. You can have clear liquids. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

What is the best supplement to cover adrenal and thyroid support?

No supplements: You do not need supplements to support normal glands. Eat a healthy diet, exercise, and let your glands respond normally to the stresses of life. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Please tell me, could a thyroid supplement be used with garcinia cambrogia?

Garcinia cambrogia: There should be no issue with this. It is helpful for some weight loss and also for diabetes. Nobody needs a thyroid supplement. Patients with low thyroid levels need replacement with thyroxine not a thyroid "supplement"!! Often these not well produced supplements are more expensive than prescribed meds and are certainly worse most often. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take thyroid support supplement even if my thyroid is healthy?

No need: "thyroid support" supplement often contains a lot of iodine (often through kelp). Taking such a supplement may set a person up for hypothyroidism as too much iodine will turn off the thyroid gland. If the thyroid and its function are normal, there isn't anything thyroid to treat. "thyroid support" supplements won't prevent a thyroid problem from occuring, but may cause one. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight if i don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

How can I loose weight if i don't have a thyroid. I'm currently taking supplements.

Calorie control: Thyroid medication completely replaces the function of your missing thyroid gland, verified by lab tests. Weight loss is accomplished by taking in less calories than what is burned. Emphasize fresh fruit, green vegetables, whole grain cereal, and lean meat. Avoid sugar, fats, sodium, and starch - like corn, beans, rice, potatoes, bread, and pasta. See your doctor for thyroid management and diet. ...Read more

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Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Will having thyroid problem at 64 affect cost of medicare supplement insurance next year?

Talk to your doctor: You'll have to discuss this with your doctor. He/she will have all of the particulars that will have to be taken into consideration when deciding this. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more